Green Thumb-Chapter Eight-Gardening is a Team Sport

Lone Responsibility Albeit Temporarily My gardening friend went away for three weeks.  I was on my own in the garden and found my relationship with the patch of dirt changed.  It was similar to the way a home feels different when those who usually live there with you are absent.  It’s just not the same. … Continue reading Green Thumb-Chapter Eight-Gardening is a Team Sport

Haliburton School of the Arts experience. Will this be another spitoon?

A History of Attempts at Creativity-A True Story There’s some part of me that enjoys being creative.  It might more accurate to say some part of me enjoys making things, the results might not always be seen as creative.   Over the years I have ‘expressed my creativity’ in a few ways with varying degrees … Continue reading Haliburton School of the Arts experience. Will this be another spitoon?

Dusting the wheels on the fridge-a true story

Sayings that take on a life of their own It is my observation that families and/or people who have known each other a long time and shared many experiences end up with some unique words or phrases in their vocabularies.  The phrase might be the result of someone making a mistake in the use of … Continue reading Dusting the wheels on the fridge-a true story

Beyond full-time work and perhaps beyond help

Old dog, new tricks? The more things change, the more they stay the same.  That’s an old adage.  When one has moved on from full-time work, there should be more time.  The pace should slow and in theory, one should be less prone to mistakes and mis-steps.  However, there is a chance that you might … Continue reading Beyond full-time work and perhaps beyond help

Score: Mother Nature 10 or more, Man 1.5

There are many reports of disasters in the news these days-nationally and internationally-flash wildfires, tornadoes and floods.  People have lost their homes, been injured and there have been deaths.  Knowing these facts puts one’s little predicaments in perspective….let’s just call it straight.  A second assault of wee little ants is nothing, if not annoying. Early … Continue reading Score: Mother Nature 10 or more, Man 1.5